Friday, January 13, 2012
Each Friday we provide the link to the blog that is hosting a celebration of poetry around the blogosphere. At that site you can find the links to the many other blogs that are posting poems (new and old), discussions of poems, and reviews of poetry books.
Enjoy the festivities!
The host this week is Tara. You can visit her here at A Teaching Life.
(Der Buchbinder or The Bookbinder by
Jost Amman, 1539-1591, Swiss artist)
Jost Amman’s woodcut is one of 114 illustrations he created for The Book of Trades published in Germany in 1568. Each depicts a different trade or profession, leaving us with a fascinating portrait of Renaissance life in Northern Europe.
NOTES ON THE ART OF POETRY
I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on
in the world between the covers of books,
such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,
such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,
such and so many blinding bright lights,
splashing all over the pages
in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words,
and each of which were alive forever
in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.
~ Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), the great Welsh poet and writer